2020 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 96 JL 95 WE 95 DC 94 JA 93 JD 93 JS 91 WA 91
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Lafon-Rochet represents the essence of classicism in Bordeaux. Medium in body and finely-cut, Lafon-Rochet is one of the classiest, more refined Saint-Estèphes readers will come across. Dark fruit, earthiness...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

lowers, cigar wrapper, wet earth, smoke, chocolate, blackberries and red pit fruits open the nose. But, it is on the palate, where the wine really shines with all of its layers of full-bodied, concentrated, long, dark...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast,

(93-95 points) Barrel Sample. Richly structured, powered by dark tannins and rich blackberry fruits, this estate has produced a very fine wine this vintage. The structure is considerable while keeping fruitiness and fine...
DC 94

Decanter, February 2023

Crafted by former owner Basile Tesseron, the wine has a pleasingly silky, polished and smooth aspect, reflecting irresistible Cabernet-driven graphite and bright red and black fruit. Sheer pleasure! What I like most is...
JA 93

janeanson.com, January 2023

Beautifully dark damson plum in colour, some austerity evident on the tannins, focus on raspberry leaf, pyrazine tomato leaf that gives lift with eucaluptus and mint freshness. Good quality firm tannins, lacks generosity...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

Showing the pretty, elegant style of the vintage, the 2020 Château Lafon-Rochet exbibits a ruby/purple hue to go with a perfumed bouquet of ripe black cherries, spring flowers, graphite, and violets. Medium-bodied and...
JS 91

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

Subtle dried spices and berries with chocolate undertones. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a savory finish. Fresh and bright. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but better in a year or two and onwards.
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

(91+ points) The 2020 Lafon-Rochet opens in the glass with aromas of cassis, plums and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep palate with good concentration, lively acids and plenty of powdery structuring...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Lafon Rochet is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed St Estephe sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This exquisite red wine showcases a deep, rich color that is reminiscent of a beautifully dark damson plum. The wine is made with a meticulous attention to detail, crafted by the renowned producer Lafon Rochet.

Upon first encountering this wine, one is immediately captivated by its alluring aromas. Subtle dried spices and berries mingle with enticing undertones of chocolate, creating a truly enticing bouquet. On the palate, the wine reveals its true character. It is medium-bodied, with fine tannins that provide a velvety texture and a savory finish. The freshness and brightness of the wine are exceptional, making it a delightful choice for immediate enjoyment. However, it is worth noting that this wine will only improve with time, with experts recommending cellaring for a year or two, and even beyond.

Notable wine critics have given high praise to the 2020 Lafon Rochet. James Suckling awards it a score of 91, commending its freshness and bright character. Decanter awards it an impressive score of 94, highlighting its silky, polished, and smooth aspect. Jeff Leve raves about its layers of full-bodied, concentrated, and ripe fruits, awarding it a score of 95. Jeb Dunnuck notes its pretty and elegant style, awarding it a score of 93. Vinous, in their review, awards the wine an outstanding score of 96, describing it as the essence of classicism in Bordeaux.

Overall, the 2020 Lafon Rochet is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. Its classic Bordeaux characteristics, combined with the expertise of the producer, make it a true standout in the world of red wines. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.